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Final Fantasy IV is a remake of the classic Japanese RPG that was first released for SNES, known as Final Fantasy II in the West.

Unlike the many subsequent ports (to Playstation, GameBoy Advance, etc.), this release is a full remake, programmed from scratch with real-time 3D graphics. The characters have a "super-deformed" touch. There is also voice acting during cut-scenes. A new option has been added to the menu, which allows the player to read a conversation between party members and receive advice from them.

It also features many gameplay additions. The difficulty level has been increased, not only beyond the difficulty of the Western SNES release (which was reduced compared to Japanese original and subsequent ports), but even beyond the original difficulty. The party members are still bound by class, but they can now hunt for so-called "augments", which can be found or stolen from enemies and which grant the characters additional bonus abilities, resistances, spells that their class would normally not allow, etc.

Beside those major changes, there are also plenty of minor additions. It is possible to obtain bonus items after exploring every corner and filling 100% of an area map; Rydia, the summoner girl, has a new monster summon who can be customized in various ways; there is a new quest involving the "naming" moogle of the original game, etc.


Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Main characters are introduced with a name and title
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS The first fight
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Party screen
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Cecil thinks too much...

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Alternate Titles

  • "ファイナルファンタジーIV" -- Japanese spelling

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It’s Final Fantasy IV. With remastered music. In 3D! ‘Nuff said. リカルド・フィリペ (52586) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameFocus Aug 18, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamer 2.0 Jul 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90
UOL Jogos Aug 05, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Aug 17, 2008 88 out of 100 88
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Jul, 2008 B+ 83
Game Positive Aug 11, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Revolution Aug 12, 2008 B 75 Sep 24, 2008 75 out of 100 75 Oct, 2008 7.3 out of 10 73
Computer Bild Spiele Sep 03, 2008 2.35 out of 6 73


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1001 Video Games

Final Fantasy IV appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Oleg Roschin (174012) added Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS) on Oct 05, 2008
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